In the Asheville area pottery scene for 39 years.

Mangum Cater on Main Studio and Gallery, 24 S Main St, Sparta, NC 336-372-2013

Robin Mangum Sr. has moved his pottery studio from Turkey Knob in to town! He has joined forces with his great friends and fellow potters, Robin and Daniel Cater, to put a new studio in their Main Street, Sparta gallery location.

Starting in 1974 Robin and Bet Mangum developed a national following producing one of a kind work as well as decorative and functional pottery. Since Bet's passing in 2009 Robin has been expanding the direction of his work and continuing a lifetime of a process.

The new studio is a continuation of a partnership that has been going since they opened the Main Street Gallery in 2014.

If you are interested in visiting the renowned pottery studios of Western North Carolina, be sure to include this one in your tour.





Feature Articles:

Sparta Magazine- 2011

Alleghany News- 1993

Ceramics Monthly- June - August, 1985

Alleghany News- 1982

Along Alleghany Lines- 1977





Mangum Cater Pottery Studio and gallery in Sparta, NC

Robin Mangum with Robin and Daniel Cater in front of their Sparta, NC pottery studio and Gallery.

Robin Mangum Pottery Vase

Cracked slip vase by Robin Mangum.


NC pottery studio and gallery

The Main Street studio storefront.


Sparta art gallery

The gallery. Notice Robin in the window upstairs in the new studio.


Robin Mangum and Robin Cater

Robin and Robin throwing pots in the upstairs studio.


The potter's bowl

The potter's hands.